Dr. Eng. Holger Schmidt holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany, in 2011, in the area of ​​”building materials”, with the subject of conclusion of the doctorate: “Behavior to corrosion of concrete conventional and ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). He graduated in Civil Engineering from the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin) in the area of ​​”structural engineering” and “structural analysis”, with a master’s degree in 2005 with the thesis ” Stress ribbon bridges with carbon fibers. “Awarded in 2006 with Dr.-Eng. Ernst Trapp-Preis.

Lecture: Classification of UHPC in the exposure classes of the European standard with focus on chemical attacks.

From Germany


Chair professor of Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at University of Macau (UM). Obtained both his M.S. and PhD from Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A.. He has done extensive researches in the area of cement-based materials and non-destructive evaluations. As the chief scientist, he has led a China Key National Basic Research Project (973), ‘Basic study on environmentally friendly contemporary concrete’, which has made a great contributions to advance concrete technology in China.

Lecture: Innovative cement-based materials through incorporation of nano particles

From China


Professor at Federal University of Latin American Integration (Unila), Director of the Performance, Structures and Materials Laboratory (LADEMA).

Lecture: Carbonation in concrete structures: durability and sustainability issues

From Brazil


Civil engineer, Master and Doctor degree in structures and civil construction from the University of Brasília (UnB). Author of “Rebuilding Brazil: the contributions of technology and the digital world for the civil construction industry”. More than 180 thousand followers in social networks created to debate and provide engineering/construction information to the audience. Founder of the ConstruLand startup.

Lecture: Problems and pathological manifestations in the brazilian civil construction applied to the ConstruLand Project

From Brazil


Professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Designed a shock-tube lab at the Politecnico di Milano-Lecco Campus for the Investigation of Structural Elements under Combined Action of Fire and Blast.

Lecture: Collapse of Annone overpass in Italy: the effect of corrosion on the collapse

From Italy


Professor at UFRGS. Director of Laboratório de Aerodinâmica das Construções. President of the Brazilian Association of Wind Engineering. Ph.D. by the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

From Brazil


Doctor in environment and natural resources. Member of the American Nano Society also member of the editorial board at Science of the Total Environment.

From Colombia


Ph.D. in Structural Engineering. Chairs the Task Group “SEISMIC DESIGN” in CEN TC250/SC2/WG2. Assistant professor at the department of civil and environmental engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Lecture: Recent Developments in Assessment and Design of Pre-Cast and Post-Installed Rebar Connections Under Temperature

From Italy


Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Professor at UNISINOS. Member and faculty advisor (Ms. and Ph.D.) in the Materials & Recycling research group in the CE graduate program.

Lecture: Novel Electrochemical and Synchrotron Methods for IN-SITU Real-Time Characterization of Cement-Based Systems Under Severe Conditions

From Brazil


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering by Catalonia Polytechnic University, Barcelona. Voluntary professor at Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Lecture: Service-life Prediction of Reinforced concrete Structures Subjected to Action of Chloride Ions: Numerical Modeling and Applications

From Brazil


Coordinator UT Concrete Technology. Civil Engineering-Specialist in Concrete Technology. Author of “Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures Manual: repair, reinforcement and protection.”

From Argentina


Ph.D. by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, Norway). Professor at the Universidade Federal de Goiás. Vice-president of ALCONPAT. Specialist in construction’s pathology by Institute Eduardo Torroja, Spain.

From Brazil


Civil Engineer, with Master’s degree about masonry performance. PhD in Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo in 1995, researching about durability of concrete. Post-doctor at the University of California – Berkeley. Professor at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS.

From Brazil


Research interests: frost damaged, combined deterioration with fatigue and the relations with deterioration and structural performance.

Lecture: Experimental Examinations on the Punching Shear Strenght of a Frost-Damaged RC Slab

From Japan


Works at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National Defense Academy of Japan. Does research in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Materials Engineering.

Lecture: Study on Impact Behavior of Concrete Confined by Spiral Steel

From Japan


An Experimental Studies on Evaluating Galvanic Corrosion of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Rebar Which is in Contact with Ordinary Steel Rebar Under Concrete Environment.

Lecture: An Experimental Studies on Evaluating Galvanic Corrosion of Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Rebar Which is in Contact with Ordinary Steel Rebar Under Concrete Environment.

From Korea


PhD in Civil Engineering (2016-2019) – Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions (LMDC) : « Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical behaviour of concrete structure ». Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Research, Paul Sabatier University – France.

Lecture: Modelling of Transient Thermal Deformation in temperature and application to disposal tunnels for medium activity exothermic nuclear wastes.

From France


PhD in Civil Engineering (2016-2019) – Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions (LMDC): « Mechanical behavior of low-pH concrete subjected to chemical sollicitations ». Master’s degree in Civil Engineering Research, Paul Sabatier University – France.

Lecture: Behavior of low-pH cement subjected to leaching.

From France


Ph.D. Engineering Science, May 2002 (Civil and Env. Eng. Dept.). Dissertation Title: Modeling and Measurements of Corrosion and its Prevention in Marine Reinforced Concrete Substructures. Co-author, and corresponding author of Best Paper Award 2010 Corrosion from papers published in 2008 and 2009. J.R. Scully, F. Presuel-Moreno, M. Goldman, et. al., Corrosion V64 (3) pp. 210-229, 2008.

Lecture: Analysis of apparent chloride diffusivity and aging factor experimentally determined for high performance concrete exposed to seawater

From USA


PhD in Civil Engineering – Laboratoire de Mécanique et Matériaux de Génie Civil – L2MGC: “Stability of lightweight aggregate concrete exposed to high temperature: Numerical and experimental approaches”. Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Lebanese University – Faculty of Engineering – Roumieh Diploma in Civil Engineering.

Lecture: Sustainable structures exposed to elevated temperature: A focus on lightweight aggregate concrete.

From Lebanon

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